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What headlamp do you use?


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    Alex H
    BPL Member

    @abhitt

    Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW

    I have two e-lites and the switch on the first one did jam a little with the super fine sand while doing a Hayduke section hike but works fine now and the second one has never had issues.  I trust it as my main light (for everything but night hiking).  I do bring a small button light for back up.

    #3569930
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    I was using a Photon button light a little, but when it got really cold it wouldn’t work.  I think it was too cold for the electronics.

    Now I use a regular button light as a backup.  Internally, there’s a spring that when I push on the button, it pushes the spring to touch one side of the battery and the light comes on.  I have to hold the button down to keep the light on.  No dimming modes or anything.  Simplicity = reliability.

    #3570149
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Jerry,

    I think the Photon light did not work in the cold B/C it did not have a lithium battery but likely some kind of alkaline battery.

    I feel carrying only a button light is taking SUL too far. My very light UL light is a tiny Princenton Tech Scout head light that sadly is no longer in production. It uses 4 coin batteries and has 3 power levels. The batteries seem to last at least two years of 3 season use.

    #3570187
    jimmyjam
    BPL Member

    @jimmyjam

    Locale: Mid Atlantic

    Black Diamond Spot for 5 years now.

    #3570198
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    I agree, button light isn’t enough, okay for backup

    Photon has a 2016 battery which is lithium, but there’s something about it that made it not work when cold.  Too bad because you don’t have to hold the button down and you can dim it

    That’s weird, on the inside of the battery cover is a secret message “freedom of religion”

    #3570206
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    “freedom of religion”
    I sometimes wonder whether that includes the worship of Cthulhu.

    Cheers

    #3572175
    Brett Cooper
    BPL Member

    @bcoop

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Night core NU25 with Shockcord headband or a Streamlight Bandit. Both are around an ounce, rechargeable, and work well.

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